Vote for Greater Sacramento panels for SXSW 2020


Help us highlight the Greater Sacramento region and our innovative solutions to the challenges of the future by voting for our proposed panels at SXSW 2020. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to showcase the region’s value proposition to an international crowd of thought-leaders and pioneers.

We submitted three panel proposals that shine light on topics that affect us all, from inclusion to the future of our food system. By voting for one (or all!) of our panel submissions, you can help the region get one step closer to sharing its expertise on a national platform. Learn more about each panel and how to vote:

Panel #1: How agtech will save the world by 2050

With a predicted population of 9.8 billion by 2050, we’re going to need to figure out how to feed a much larger population, and fast. Technology in agriculture is evolving, including using advanced monitoring and data analysis to do more with less, finding ways to increase yields without burdening already overtaxed resources such as land and water. Agriculture is the least digitized industry in the world, but technology can help sustainably increase productivity, efficiency and output of crops, creating less waste and using less of earth’s precious resources. This panel will address how agtech will increase efficiency and productivity to feed the world without depleting earth’s precious natural resources.

Panelists will include:

  • Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer at University of CA Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Marcel Van Haren, Manager AgriFoodTech Platform and Director of GMV at FME
  • Adrian Percy, Chief Technology Officer at Finistere Ventures
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